This week’s recipe, a summery posset made with lavender flower buds and wildflower honey, honours the full food-system of bees.
It’s all part of the intimacy with nature offered on a small, secluded slice of the 30 acres of Relais & Châteaux’s Manoir Hovey in Quebec’s Eastern Townships
Scan the shelves of any gourmet shop and you’ll find a plethora of honeys. Ranging in colour from pale yellow to a deep amber hue, they often hail from exotic locations like Corsica or Provence not our own backyard. Miels d’Anicet is liquid Canadian gold.
The collective view of the humble bee has been elevated in recent years, and rightfully so. Now, as if the globe’s bees aren’t busy enough, they’ve started providing us humans with another advantage over the future—in beauty products.
Long considered nature’s arch multi-taskers, one group of the world’s 20,000-odd species of bees is busier than most.